Montclair, NJ – Get ready to promenade across the long-anticipated Edgemont Park bridge!
Second Ward Councilor Robin Schlager has been working with township officials and the Neglia Group to get the bridge back in service and navigate the challenges that came with the project.
“It’s been a long haul! It’s taken so long,” says Schlager. “It’s been very frustrating with what should have been, one would think, something relativity simple, that was not after all.”
“But, here it is and I think it’s just wonderful,” Schlager says of the new bridge. “The natural wood color fits in aesthetically with the park. I have been told by the engineers and designers that, over time, the bridge should develop a beautiful patina.”
“It’s strong, it’s safe and it’s being installed with great precision and should last for many, many years to come,” says Schlager. “I guess it’s been worth the wait to finally get this beautiful bridge in our beloved park for so many to enjoy, especially now, at the beginning of the Spring season.”
The bridge serves to connect one side of Edgemont Park to the other, allowing access from Edgemont Park House to the rest of the park.